Thank you, Jeremy Mitchell!

337px-fist-svgWhen I put my mind to it (and am suitably motivated), I can often put thoughts and feelings into a coherently written blog post. Sometimes, however, there’s not much to say when someone else has done it as eloquently as Jeremy Mitchell has in this quote that I saw on Twitter. (Thank you, Black Aziz Ansari.) Rather than re-post a picture, I’ve posted in text form for easier search results. Here you go…

“I listened as they called my President a Muslim (as if it were a bad thing). I listened as they called him a monkey. I listened as they said he wasn’t born here. I watched as they blocked every single path to progress that they could. I saw the pictures of him as Hitler. I listened as they openly said that they will oppose him at every turn. I watched as they did just that. I listened and I watched and I paid attention. Now, I’m being called on to be tolerant. To move forward. To denounce protesters. To “Get over it.” To accept this…

I will not. I will do my part to make sure this great American mistake becomes the embarrassing footnote of our history that it deserves to be, as quickly as possible. I will do my part to limit the damage that this man can do to my country. I will vote. I will watch his every move and point out every single mistake and misdeed in a loud and proud voice. Do not call for my tolerance. I’ve tolerated all I can. Now it’s their turn to tolerate ridicule. Be aware, make no mistake about it, every single thing that goes wrong in our country from this day forward is now Trump’s fault just as much as they thought it was Obama’s. I find it unreasonable for them to expect from me what they were entirely unwilling to give. They will find no shelter here.”
– Jeremy Mitchell

Thank you, Jeremy. I don’t know who you are, where you live, or even if these are really your words. But I do hope to , one day, know more about my fellow “kindred spirit” in the fight against Trumpmerica.
(If anyone knows Jeremy, drop me a line or comment on the post.)

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